Uttar Pradesh Police is in the news once again for all wrong reasons; this time, it is because six policemen have been dismissed from service after a criminal escaped custody at Gautam Buddha Nagar.
"Six cops whose unprofessionalism allowed a dreaded criminal to escape from custody yesterday, dismissed from service. Lesson for others," DGP Javeed Ahmad tweeted.
The escaped criminal - Ankit Gujjar who is carrying a reward of Rs 50,000 on his head in western UP region, fled police custody in Greater Noida.
Gujjar was lodged in Maharajganj district jail and was taken to Greater Noida for a hearing. Six police personnel of Maharajganj district were booked in Greater Noida police station over their neglience.
Police said Gujjar, a resident of Narvali village of Jarcha in Greater Noida, is accused of killing Narender Pradhan in Faridabad, BJP leader Vijay Pandit in Dadari, Vinay Joshi, a transporter in Jarcha, and a Shahibabad businessman.
He was arrested by Noida police and Special Task Force (STF) on 23 November 2014 from Sector-58 police station area and was lodged in jail in Mahrajganj district.
-With inputs from PTI